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Library Accessibility Services

The Library provides research and library services to students registered with the University's Accessibility Services office. The liaison librarian for Accessibility Services is Dan Scott.

Accessible Formats

Requests for textbooks or media in accessible formats are filled by Accessibility Services. Requests for accessible versions of printed materials from the Library's collection should be directed to Dan Scott. Library books in accessible formats may be downloaded from the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE), a service of the Ontario university libraries' Scholars Portal, which enables downloading of library books in five different formats. Information about ACE is given in this FAQ. To access ACE, contact Dan Scott.

Low Distraction Study Space

Three private study rooms (for one person) are available at the library for daily use by students registered with Accessibility Services.

Library and Research Assistance

Tours of the Library are available by appointment for students who wish to familiarize themselves with the library and its services. The Accessibility Services Librarian is available by appointment for consultations such as developing research strategies and accessing the library's resources. Please contact Dan Scott for further information.

Retrieving Items

Library staff will retrieve items from the Library's shelves for you. Log into Omni, find the item you want, and click Request (next day pickup). You will receive an email when the item is ready to pick up.


Assistance in photocopying or scanning is available. Please ask at the Library User Assistance desk.

Assignment Planner

The University of Toronto's Assignment Planner is a time management tool that breaks down research assignments into a series of steps, while providing expert tips. Enter the assignment start date and due date to start planning.